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Magician's Gambit by David Eddings
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Sep 03, 12

bookshelves: fantasy-not-ya
Read from August 27 to September 01, 2012

Ho hum. They travel lots of places, have adventures, meet lots of people. Some are more interesting than others, but all individuals and races have one strong, defining characteristic that will be repeated every time they are mentioned: rat-faced, fanatic, bear like, etc. The worst is the girl they meet whose "lush" beauty is seriously mentioned over a dozen times. That word just seems an annoying euphemism for sexy.

Anyway, the ending was dumb too. The bad magician guy got so scared that he did the one dumb thing apprentices learn not to do or you will destroy yourself. And the 2 or 3 book long set-ups for confrontations with Asharak and Brill were both extremely anti-climactic.

Plus, none of our invincible superheroes ever dies or gets more than a scratch. The story is just dated.

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